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Dish Needs to Get Moving on 3D

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Michael1, May 18, 2011.

What is your current interest in 3D?

  1. I own a 3DTV and am anxious for more 3D content

    28 vote(s)
  2. I don't yet own a 3DTV but am planning to buy within the next 6 months

    11 vote(s)
  3. I own a 3DTV but am not really interested in 3D content

    19 vote(s)
  4. I don't own a 3DTV and am not planning on investing in 3D in the near future

    54 vote(s)
  1. Jul 6, 2013 #541 of 616

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    It's not that it's dying again. It was dead before being trotted out again by somebody hoping to rake in a few bucks on another gullible generation.

    It's Dead Jim!!

    Until and unless they can do it without glasses from any viewing position, It DEAD and they ain't no Quija board nor Voodoo Priestess nor mad scientist in a Transylvanian dungeon that's gonna resurrect it. Not even Q can make it happen.
  2. Jul 8, 2013 #542 of 616

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    I think it goes beyond that. The technology and mindset on the production side needs to mature a whole lot so that they reconsider how to shoot in 3D instead of just placing 3D cameras in 2D positions.

    That, and the TVs that do glasses-free need to have generous viewing angles and reasonable pricing.
  3. Jul 8, 2013 #543 of 616

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    IMHO they will never be able to provide glasses free viewing of 3D content until they develop a totally different way to deliver the image to your eyes.

    Current flat panel technology can NEVER offer a glasses free experience to everyone in the room from a wide angle of observation.

    Some sort of 3D color laser projection into 3 dimensional space will be needed to provide true 3D , not just bi-optical 3D.
  4. Jul 9, 2013 #544 of 616

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    They're already demonstrating glasses-free 3D with decent viewing angles at shows (though certainly nothing like the 170+ degree viewing angles a modern 2D set gives). It's just expensive and otherwise "not quite ready for prime time"
  5. Jul 9, 2013 #545 of 616

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    There is an old victim-seeks-revenge sub-B movie called 'Lipstick' that seems to show an interesting effect. There's a scene in a dance club of some kind with a laser light show that makes it appear the lasers are dancing in open space. I'm sure they were reflecting off something like smoke, but I can't remember for sure. It was done before the CG rage took over so it wasn't done that way.

    I'd love to see real 3D, but it just hasn't been developed yet.
  6. hdaddikt

    hdaddikt Legend

    Jul 2, 2005
    There's a chance I'll have 3D with my next display purchase but it will not be the incentive to have me buy one. PQ over 2D will be my primary objective.
    If more high end displays will be available without 3D I would have no qualms getting one if I preferred the overall performance.
  7. SmokemanGRP

    SmokemanGRP Cool Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    Last year I spoke with a Dish rep who told me they did not have any 3D channels. Is that still true?
  8. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Yes, still true and not likely to change as there is so little 3D content available and soon will be less when ESPN3D drops off.

    There is some PPVs in 3d, but not many.
  9. tsmacro

    tsmacro Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2005
  10. SmokemanGRP

    SmokemanGRP Cool Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    Thanks guys. I'll admit the 3D programming on Direct is very limited but there are still some interesting shows in 3D.
  11. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    DIRECTV alone carries what will be the lone remaining linear channel come next year. DIRECTV has effectively mothballed n3d so only 3net will remain once ESPN 3D goes dark.
  12. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    Nov 18, 2006
    I do not know anybody that uses a 3D TV.
  13. Rduce

    Rduce Legend

    May 15, 2008
    I, unfortunately, am old enough to have seen that about every 30 years they trot this hundred year old technology out and assert it to be the latest cutting edge there can be. Then after a bit it disappears after a few con artists make a few bucks on it. The only difference this time as opposed to the 1981 foray is it hung around longer, mainly I believe the greed factor was much higher and that the foolhardy bought into the sham longer.

    Granted, there are some that what to watch 3D, but the vast majority are indifferent at best…
  14. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Quite a few have 3D TVs, whether they use the feature or not is different. When I got my set, it is 3D but I didn't buy any glasses.
  15. 356B

    356B Icon

    Oct 11, 2008
    My grand kids love 3D, when they come over and after they eat or become bored with the adults that's what they want......3D rules in the under 10 set....... :grin: for them it's a Zen.....thing.
  16. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Merging with existing 3D thread in the HD forum...
  17. FHSPSU67

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

    Jan 12, 2007
    Windber, PA
    Watch the Masters Golf Tournament in 3D and you'll all be sold. Magnificent!
    You can really see the undulations of the greens and surrounding areas.
  18. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    They didn't see it 20 years ago ... or 40 years ago ... or 60 years ago. It is new to them. :)

    For those that did, it is just nostalgic. Now where did I put my stereoscopes ...
    1 person likes this.
  19. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    I have had a 3D TV in my bedroom for about a year now. It's a 42 inch Vizio with passive glasses.Good 3D TV is spectacular. you are drawn into the scene, beyond a doubt. It's unfortunate that 3D content is mostly limited to 3D movies, as there aren't too many available. My family and I have no problem wearing the glasses, and I find viewers' reluctance to try them is silly (in the case of pasive glasses). I do agree that active glasses can be a real pain despite the fact that PQ is somewhat better than with passive glasses. I just wish that IMax would release more of their 3D documentaries.Under the sea is beautiful. Feature films like "Avatar" and "How to Train Your Dragon" are stunning.
    And, let's get off the rants about 30-60 year old technology. The only similarty to today's 3D is the fact that you have to wear glasses. (Yes, I saw "Bwana Devil" back in the fifties).
  20. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    That and the fact that it began to fade away relatively shortly after it came on the scene.

    Remember Quadraphonic records?

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